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Fred Holland, Compass, 2015-16, cast plaster heads and toy compass, dimensions variable.

Fred Holland (1951–2016)

Fred Holland, who currently has an exhibition of sculptures at Tilton Gallery, died on Saturday, March 5. Born in Columbus, Ohio, Holland studied painting at the Columbus College of Art & Design. In the late 1970s he worked with The Zero Moving Dance Company in Philadelphia, then moved to Berlin, followed by New York in 1983. He collaborated with such artists as Meredith Monk, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Butch Morris, and Robbie McCauley while also creating his own work. Holland returned to visual art in the 1990s.

His work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1, the Newark Museum, the Drawing Center, and the Albany Art Museum. He also received numerous awards throughout his life, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Creative Capital Award, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts in both choreography and visual art. Recent New York solo exhibitions include PPOW Gallery and Momenta Gallery in Brooklyn. His exhibition at Tilton continues through April 9.

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